Instructor Info:
Name: MILET, SOLINE
Office Telephone:
Email: solinemi@mail.ubc.ca
Taught Sections:
Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments
 FREN 101 101Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed Fri9:0010:00

Basic vocabulary, the rudiments of grammar and familiarization with cultures of the French-speaking world. Full description and more details: https://fhis.ubc.ca/course-description/fren101

 FREN 101 102Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed Fri10:0011:00

- Basic vocabulary, the rudiments of grammar and familiarization with cultures of the French-speaking world. Full description: https://fhis.ubc.ca/course-description/fren101/

FullFREN 102 201Web-Oriented Course2 Mon Wed Fri9:0010:00

Continuation of FREN 101. Basic vocabulary, the rudiments of grammar and familiarization with cultures of the French-speaking world. Full description: https://fhis.ubc.ca/course-description/fren102/

FullFREN 102 202Web-Oriented Course2 Mon Wed Fri10:0011:00

A continuation of the A1 level work begun in FREN 101 and its journey into the French language and around the Francophone world. With an approach that is communicative and collaborative, and inductive and interactive, the course develops understanding and the mobilisation of knowledge as savoir-faire.

French grammatical structures studied include: common verbs in past and future tenses, reflexive verbs, personal and relative pronouns, and comparatives. These will be applied in practice through:

listening: understanding everyday communication about yourself, your family, and your immediate and concrete environment

reading: understanding familiar vocabulary in simple communicative structures; such as advertisements, signs, menus

speaking: asking questions for information or about familiar or everyday topics, and engaging with others in simple conversation

using simple sentences and expressions to describe places, people, objects, and concepts

writing: short descriptions and narratives; making comparisons and discussing cultural differences; giving advice and making plans; and expressing opinions, ideas, emotions, and sensations

FREN 102 involves three hours a week of classroom work, plus (for daytime sections) five one-hour sessions per term of oral and aural practice.

At the end of the course, students will be able to understand simple communication and to communicate simply about familiar and frequently-encountered topics: events and experiences; food and its socio-cultural practices; music and cinema, books and writers, and entertainment and leisure; environment and climate; and life ?a fran?se.

Classes are mostly conducted in French, with some English as needed for explanation. If you are unsure whether this is the appropriate level of French course for youfor example if you have already learned some Frenchand for restrictions on enrollment: please read Beginning and Intermediate French. For more about placement, please see the FHIS department's French Advising pages.

 FREN 122 105Web-Oriented Course1 Mon Wed Fri12:0013:00

Contemporary French Language and Literature I

Refinement of writing and reading, speaking and listening skills through diverse activities:

an interactive approach to the review of French grammar, stressing communicative competence;

an emphasis on ones opinion on different topics (work and studies, leisure activities, travel and news);

a study of contemporary literature and other authentic documents (newspapers, blogs, music, etc.) of the French-Speaking world;

an introduction to essay-writing in French.

The FREN 122 syllabus follows the Common European Framework of Reference guideline for B1.1 level.

Three hours a week will be devoted to providing students with tools for dealing with situations that they are likely to encounter in a French speaking region. Students will be able to understand the main points of clear standard speech on familiar subjects in work, school and leisure activities; to produce a simple and cohesive text on familiar subjects or subjects of personal interest and to narrate an event or an experience.

Lectures and class discussions are all conducted in French. If you are unsure whether this is the appropriate level of French course for you, click here

Course website:

The website for this course is available through Canvas.

 FREN 123 205Web-Oriented Course2 Mon Wed Fri13:0014:00

Contemporary French Language and Literature II

French 123 is a continuation of French 122: a refinement of reading, speaking and listening skills with additional emphasis on techniques of writing through diverse activities:

an interactive approach to the review of French grammar, stressing communicative competence;

an emphasis on expressing ones opinion on different topics (work and studies, literature, arts and news):

a practical application of strategies for essay-writing in French;

a study of contemporary literature and other authentic documents (newspapers, blogs, music, etc.) of the French-Speaking world.

The FREN 123 syllabus follows the Common European Framework of Reference guidelines for the B1.2 level.

Three hours a week will be devoted to providing students with tools for dealing with most situations that they would likely encounter in a French speaking region. Students will be able to produce structured and connected texts on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or related to documents read inside and outside of the classroom (literature, news and ); to describe experiences, events, dreams, hopes and ambitions; and to give reasons and explanations for opinions, plans and decisions.

Lectures and class discussions are all conducted in French. If you are unsure whether this is the appropriate level of French course for click hereyou, click here.